PRG HAWAII NEWS W...
Follow
Find
35.4K views | +15 today
PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS
Hawaii news--analysis, commentary, and discussion.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

FAA investigating emergency airplane landing on Maui highway - Hawaii News Now

FAA investigating emergency airplane landing on Maui highway - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
eTurboNews
FAA investigating emergency airplane landing on Maui highway
Hawaii News Now
A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday morning that they are investigating last night's emergency landing on Maui.
Russell Roberts's insight:

A skillful landing. No serious injuries. Apparently, engine trouble forced the emergency landing. Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Breast milk bought online can be dangerous to child - Hawaii News Now

Breast milk bought online can be dangerous to child - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Breast milk bought online can be dangerous to child
Hawaii News Now
A new study finds buying and selling breast milk online can be dangerous to babies. Close says she can't imagine feeding her little one any other way.
Russell Roberts's insight:

A warning for new mothers.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Hawaii food stamp families affected by benefits cut - Hawaii News Now

Hawaii food stamp families affected by benefits cut - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii food stamp families affected by benefits cut
Hawaii News Now
A reduction in the federal food stamp program means about 98,000 Hawaii families will see a smaller cost of living increase in the next year, state officials said Monday.
Russell Roberts's insight:

If Congress doesn't get its act together and solves the federal debt limit ceiling, you will see more cuts in social welfare programs.  The budget deal created by Congress will expire in mid-January 2014.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Son with Autism Inspires Ironman Dad to Finish World Championships | News | Autism Speaks

Son with Autism Inspires Ironman Dad to Finish World Championships | News | Autism Speaks | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
() Congratulations to Rob Newbold, who completed the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 13 hours and 10 minutes.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Here is a story about courage, grit, and determination.  Rob Newbold competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona to raise awareness of autism.  His son is afflicted with the condition.  To date, Rob has raised $47,275 for the charity Autism Speaks.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Ala Moana Center to debut new center court in November - Pacific Business News

Ala Moana Center to debut new center court in November - Pacific Business News | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Ala Moana Center, Hawaii’s largest shopping mall, plans to celebrate the completion of its new center court on Nov. 16, mall officials said Tuesday.
Russell Roberts's insight:

According to reporter Stephanie Silverstein, the newly renovated center court area will be ready on 16 November 2013.  Silverstein says that the "additional 2,000 square feet of space will accommodate larger breezeways and easier access for shoppers through the street level of the shopping center."  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

El Salvador bans Monsanto’s glyphosate | The Galactic Free Press

El Salvador bans Monsanto’s glyphosate | The Galactic Free Press | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was busy doubling (and in some cases... http://t.co/6FtSUf0PZz
Russell Roberts's insight:

Hawaii and Kauai Counties aren't the only areas deeply concerned about Monsanto's herbicides.  El Salvador is now banning glyphosate-based herbicides.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

At The Mercy Of Nature: Two Famous Hawaii Beaches See Unprecedented Erosion

At The Mercy Of Nature: Two Famous Hawaii Beaches See Unprecedented Erosion | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Two of Oahu's most popular beaches are experiencing erosion at unprecedented levels.
Russell Roberts's insight:

This phenonmenon is happening around the world.  Climate change has been especially critical in low lying islands and atolls in the Western Pacific, where nations, such as Tuvulu, could be inundated in a few decades.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Huge GMO News

Huge GMO News | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Nobody knows what's going to happen in Washington between now and November 5. But from Mexico, to Hawaii and to the 64 nations that already have GMO labeling, this tide just might be turning. (Big news!
Russell Roberts's insight:

Hawaii's anti-GMO legislation may be part of a larger trend to require GMO labels and pesticide data posted on food items.   Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Attorneys to Kauai Mayor: Sign Bill 2491

Attorneys to Kauai Mayor: Sign Bill 2491 | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Attorneys to Kauai Mayor: Sign #Bill2491 http://t.co/637pYZsBB1
Russell Roberts's insight:

Attorneys Paul Achitoff of Earth Justice and George Kimbell of the Center for Food Safety have urged Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. to sign a new anti-GMO measure from the Kauai County Council.  Both attorneys said they would defend the bill in court if it became necessary.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

FBI says alleged welfare cheat scammed Hawaii taxpayers for 14 years

FBI says alleged welfare cheat scammed Hawaii taxpayers for 14 years | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
The FBI is accusing a Hawaii man of making an art form of scamming local and federal taxpayers during the past 14 years, taking numerous government benefits he was not entitled to receive.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Why was this guy allowed to play this scam for 14 years?  Someone was "asleep at the switch."  Should he be convicted of these crimes, we, the public, will have to support this clever thief in prison at our expense.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Student enrollment drops at UH Hilo - Hawaii News Now

Student enrollment drops at UH Hilo - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Student enrollment drops at UH Hilo
Hawaii News Now
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Student enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo has dropped for the first time in at least a decade.
Russell Roberts's insight:

UH-Hilo officials attribute the decreased student enrollment to a better job situation in the state.  Many students are leaving school for new jobs that are opening throughout the state.  However, freshman enrollment figures are still trending upward.  Apparently, student retention is becoming a concern of officials not only in Hawaii but also throughout the U.S. mainland.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Study: Extrusive volcanism formed the Hawaiian Islands - Hawaii 24/7 (press release)

Study: Extrusive volcanism formed the Hawaiian Islands - Hawaii 24/7 (press release) | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Study: Extrusive volcanism formed the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii 24/7 (press release)
MEDIA RELEASE.
Russell Roberts's insight:

According to Dr. Garrett Ito, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at UH-Manoa, the study suggests that Kilauea's East Rift Zone will see less seismic actitivity and more eruptive activity than previously thought.  Ito, who co-authored the study, says the Kilauea eruption will "last for many, many decades to come."  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Twitter / TheKingsToys: Hawaii looking like Heaven ...

Twitter / TheKingsToys: Hawaii looking like Heaven ... | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii looking like Heaven As Usual. http://t.co/sKChU4997u
Russell Roberts's insight:

Hawaii at sunset...beautiful!  Aloha, Russ.

more...
The Big Island Reporter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:33 PM

The Big Island Reporter - If You Want To Know Hawaii 

http://thebigislandreporter.com/

Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Marine debris discussed at Hawaii conference - U-T San Diego

Marine debris discussed at Hawaii conference - U-T San Diego | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Marine debris discussed at Hawaii conference
U-T San Diego
HONOLULU — Government officials, beach cleanup activists and environmental experts have gathered in Honolulu this week to discuss how to deal with trash in the ocean.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Conferees are tying to come up with an international plan to handle the increasing amount of marine debris.  The 2011 Japanese tsunami brought the problem into focus, and, now, marine experts are hoping some kind of multinational effort can be made to clean up the debris that has fouled beaches from Japan and Alaska to Hawaii and the U.S. mainland's west coast.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Hawaii: Kailua-Kona festival in early November celebrates coffee - Los Angeles Times

Hawaii: Kailua-Kona festival in early November celebrates coffee - Los Angeles Times | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii: Kailua-Kona festival in early November celebrates coffee
Los Angeles Times
Special events will be brewing in early November as the Big Island of Hawaii celebrates coffee.
Russell Roberts's insight:

The annual Kailua-Kona Coffee Festival in November is one of the tastiest and most popular events on Hawaii Island.  If you're a coffee lover, this event is for you.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Tips point to Brittany Jane Royal Killer - Hawaii News Now

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Tips point to Brittany Jane Royal Killer - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Tips point to Brittany Jane Royal Killer
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (Hawaii News Now)- Only on Hawaii News Now, five months after a pregnant woman was murdered on the Big Island, a letter claims to know who killed her and why.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Hawaii police are investigating an anonymous tip that claims Ms. Royal, her unborn child, and her fiance, Bo, were killed because they failed to make a business deal with certain "local" power brokers.  If the claims contained in the anonymous letter prove to be true, there could be a hidden terror that threatens anyone who opposes the status quo.  A chilling thought, indeed.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Facebook lifts ban on violent videos, including beheadings

Facebook lifts ban on violent videos, including beheadings | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Facebook decided to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Facebook will allow beheadings and certain kinds of violence "provided the intent is to raise awareness rather than celebrate violence."  Oh, that's nice.  Now we all can get instructional videos from terrorists on how to settle disputes with our neighbors.  By the way, "facebook still prohibits nudity, drugs, and pornography, as well as certain types of images of breastfeeding mothers...."  It's all very clear...we can see people lose their heads in living color while we can't see a mother feeding her new born child.  I suppose all of this falls under the concept of "freedom of speech."  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Possible sale of Naniloa Volcanoes Resort in the works

Possible sale of Naniloa Volcanoes Resort in the works | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
A possible sale is in the works for the Big Island's beleaguered Naniloa Volcanoes Resort. (Possible sale of Naniloa Volcanoes Resort in the works: A possible sale is in the works for the Big Island's...
Russell Roberts's insight:

According to the "Hawaii Tribune-Herald", three bids have been submitted with two bids meeting qualifications.  A federal bankruptcy judge will consider a motion to sell the hotel on 06 November 2013.  Hawaii Outdoor Tours, Inc. defaulted on a $10 loan used to buy the Banyan Drive resort.  The Naniloa Volcanoes Resort went into foreclosure last year.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Instagram

Kona, big island
ponchohd's photo on Instagram (Hawaii, Kona, Big island
Casi un año atrás! http://t.co/za2o0HzmYn)
Russell Roberts's insight:

Great shot near Kailua-Kona at sunset.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Hawaii Surfer In Fight Of His Life Punches Shark To Escape Attack

Hawaii Surfer In Fight Of His Life Punches Shark To Escape Attack | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Jeff Horton, 25, wasn't just attacked by a shark, he fought back throwing eight punches before escaping.
Russell Roberts's insight:
Mr. Horton is lucky to be alive. This must have been a harrowing experience.
more...
Kapo Trading Company's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:28 AM

Crazy...another shark attack...

Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Economic harm looms for isles after shutdown - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Economic harm looms for isles after shutdown - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii economy affected enough by #shutdown to trigger comment from Moody's. We need to diversify! @TulsiGabbard http://t.co/49ZT0ZEGJK
Russell Roberts's insight:

Moody's Analystics says Hawaii's research and military dependance make it vulnerable to future government shutdowns.  The business analysis firm recommends that Hawaii diversify its economic base at the earliest opportunity.  The agreement reached by Congress on the debt ceiling issue is only a temporary fix....the deal expires in mid-January 2014.  If the government shuts down again, economic damage to Hawaii could be highly disruptive.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

GNC Congratulates Dr. Joseph C. Maroon on Finishing His 5th Ironman World Championship... -- PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

GNC Congratulates Dr. Joseph C. Maroon on Finishing His 5th Ironman World Championship... -- PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Congratulates Dr. Joseph C. Maroon on Finishing His 5th Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Congratulations to noted neurosugeon and nutrition expert Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, who completed his fifth Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona.  He participated in the 70-74 year old division.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

High surf raises anxiety levels for North Shore homes near erosion - Hawaii News Now

High surf raises anxiety levels for North Shore homes near erosion - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
High surf raises anxiety levels for North Shore homes near erosion
Hawaii News Now
A High Surf Advisory for the north shore of Oahu brought out surfers and visitors Sunday.
Russell Roberts's insight:

Many homes near Sunset Beach on Oahu's north shore are falling prey to increasingly high surf this year.    The problem is especially actute on Ke Nui Road where beachfronts are eroding at a rapid rate.  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

Hawaii Support For Same-Sex Marriage Grows - Huffington Post

Hawaii Support For Same-Sex Marriage Grows - Huffington Post | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii Support For Same-Sex Marriage Grows
Huffington Post
Our poll comes just as the Hawaii Legislature is set to hold a special session next week that will focus on same-sex marriage legislation. Gov.
Russell Roberts's insight:

A poll conducted by the "Huffington Post" suggests that Hawaii residents are becoming more tolerant of same sex marriages.  The state Legislature will hold a special session next week to discuss same sex marriage legislation. Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russell Roberts
Scoop.it!

In Brief | Island Inc. 10-21-13 - West Hawaii Today

In Brief | Island Inc. 10-21-13 West Hawaii Today The Department of Land and Natural Resources is accepting applications for a workshop series designed for forestry and natural resource consultants interested in writing forest management plans in...
Russell Roberts's insight:

A look at Hawaii Island news headlines from "West Hawaii Today."  Aloha, Russ.

more...
No comment yet.